Midway between the historic cities of Florence and Arezzo and sitting on a promontory in the Val d'Arno, Treggiaia is a clever conversion of a classic Tuscan barn that now provides comfortable accommodation for a small family or couples whose ideal holiday has them within reach of all that Tuscany is famous for, yet buffered in greenery.
A private drive to the side of the house leads to an independent guest entrance to the property and a few steps past the covered furnished gazebo bring one to the arched glass door facing the pool. Entrance is into the main room which occupies the entire ground floor and includes a living area with a sofa and sofa bed in front of a fireplace, a long trestle dining table for 10 and a brightly tiled corner kitchen located behind a low dividing wall near the living area. A spiral staircase tucked in the corner of the main room leads up to a small sitting area with wicker chairs and table overlooking the pool, off of which are a shower room with twin sinks, a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, both of which are air-conditioned. Furnishings throughout the house are of a comfortable country rustic style and large chestnut beams overhead and tile or parquet flooring underfoot speak to the owners' sensitive restoration.
Though the owners occasionally share the use of the pool and tennis court, these features are so convenient to the barn that they could easily become part of guests' daily routine. The pool, with easy-entry steps either side of an in-pool Jacuzzi, is set in a lawn whose shade trees and tall shrubbery ensure privacy and whose sunbeds, umbrellas and poolside sofas will invite one to linger. The tennis court is on a lower level to the side of the house and has a handy WC and shower near the guest laundry.
NB: For larger groups, the owners also have an additional apartment for 4 attached to their home. This accommodation is only available when Treggiaia guests request its use - please speak to your agent about details and prices if interested.
Treggiaia has long views of the valleys which surround it, including those of the 'Balze' a dramatic geological formation whose colourful eroded shapes catch the eye and invites a closer visit. A short drive to Castelfranco di Sopra or San Giovanni Valdarno provide restaurants and the necessary amenities and trains from San Giovanni can deliver one to the heart of medieval Arezzo or Renaissance Florence. There are stables nearby that will allow one to discover the surroundings slowly on horseback and shopping outlets within 1/2 hr. for those whose preferences turn to Italian styling and a good bargain. Easy motorway access allows ventures into the famed Chianti for wine-tasting or relaxing visits at the thermal spas plentiful in this region. Yet with local markets providing those ingredients that make Italian cuisine famous, a BBQ in action and light off the pool might be reason enough to linger at home.
Our Customers say:
"We very much enjoyed our stay at Treggiaia. The Villa itself is beautiful, very well equipped and comfortable, pool and garden area fantastic. The owner Michaela was very friendly and on hand when necessary - especially as we arrived late! All in all we were really happy with our choice and we would recommend Treggiaia as a lovely place to stay and explore Arezzo. We intend to come back out again this year and would not hesitate to rebook."
From Mr. J.K. and family, UK, guests August 2015
"My family and I spent a lovely holiday in Tuscany last week, staying at Treggiaia. I just want to let you know that the service we received from 'Invitation to Tuscany' was excellent and pass on my thanks to you and the team. While we where there, the property owner, Michela, was also fantastic. She could not have been more accommodating and helpful, which made the holiday a real pleasure. To name but a few examples: after we enquired about the curtains in the bedrooms (due to a light-sleeping baby) she arranged for blackout blinds to be professionally installed in the bedroom in the few hours between the previous guests departing and our arrival. She also lent us her mother's microwave to sterilise baby milk bottles, and ensured the house was immaculate, including fresh flowers and some provisions for our first night, in case we hadn't had time to visit the shops. All in all, the holiday was really enjoyable and care-free for the whole family; I wouldn't hesitate in recommending 'Invitation to Tuscany'."
From Mr. I.H. and family, UK, guests July 2015
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|Low season||7th Jan - 7th Apr / 22nd Apr - 5th May / 21st Oct - 22nd Dec||
|Mid season||8th Apr - 21st Apr / 6th May - 30th Jun / 2nd Sep - 20th Oct / 23rd Dec - 29th Dec / 30th Dec - 5th Jan||
|High season||1st Jul - 1st Sep||
* This property rents at Mid Season prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.